I’ve written before about Contingent Fee Business Lawyers As Venture Capitalists and Lawyers Who "Don’t Take Possible Losers," so I was thrilled to read the NYTimes yesterday:

Richard W. Fields says he has come up with a win-win financial strategy for the downturn. He is investing in lawsuits.

Not in trip-and-fall cases, mind

In the middle of an otherwise good article in The Legal Intelligencer about the creative solutions local biglaw firms (Eckert Seamans, Ballard Spahr, Fox Rothschild) have taken to the shrinking supply of corporate legal work is this absurdity:

In response to the current economy and a clear shift to a buyer’s market, firms are moving

In the world of venture capitalism, Fred Wilson’s blog, “A VC” is essential reading, and Fred is particularly generous with his insight and information about the field.

I read Fred’s blog partly because it’s darn interesting and partly because there are a lot of parallels between venture capitalism and contingent fee litigation. We

Judge Timothy J. Savage of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania had a straightforward job.

All he had to do was:

  • survey the laws of all fifty states with regard to unjust enrichment and breach of the implied warranty of merchantability,
    • Huber v. Taylor, 469 F.3d 67, 82-83 (3d.

Amy Kolz has an extensive article at The American Lawyer detailing a merger debacle which settled last winter for $1 billion after "Vice-Chancellor Stephen Lamb [of the Delaware Chancery Court] declared that Wachtell’s client, an Apollo Management, L.P., portfolio company called Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc., had ‘knowingly and intentionally breached’ its merger agreement with Huntsman

You can’t click two links on a law practice website these days without getting a good dose of how important it is that lawyers get up to speed with social media. Kevin O’Keefe, head of LexBlog (which hosts this site), suggests focusing on the big three: blogs, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

I got my blog.

The New York Law Journal has an excellent, detailed article by Stephen M. Kramarsky on a recent 2nd Circuit opinion:

An overly narrow view of the scope of copyright protection risks harming the commercial market for entire classes of works; an overly broad view risks chilling creativity and creating impermissible monopolies on facts. Courts examining the